WOODSIDE ALL DAY BAR AND EATERY
Nothing to do with valentine-shalentine day, but there are no two ways about it: food and love are inextricably intertwined. And today’s column is dedicated to Usha Khanna, who has been serving up food with love. It is also dedicated to my readers who come with me so readily and happily (this week, to Oshiwara) on such short notice. Like my most favorite Kalyan Karmarker, foodblogger extraordinaire (who is currently eating his way through Spain) Mamta Engineer,charming fashion buyer who drives all the way from Cuffe Parade and banker, Darius Rastagari does from Lalbaug. Documentry film maker Madhumita Pyne and restaurateur Tushar Gupta all share their palate opinion.
A wonderful, happy, must-visit surprise; enrobed in wood, it sprawls in Oshiwara (unlike the smaller double decker flagship location across from Regal). It has a cheery outdoor area with a black and white paper mural wall covering an entire wall. The young owners, Abhishek Honawar, Pankil Shah and Sumit Gambhir ensure that both eateries have a relaxed energy.
Moderately priced, tasty pasta, pizza, and sandwich fare, It’s the Goat cheese pizza’s very thin, supple crust topped with the robust bite of beef that gets top vote. On another day, it was their specialty Franco Meat Ball and sandwiches (Roast Beef, Herb Focaccia and Tomato Mozzarella) that turned out moist and tasty with
generous fillings. Wonderfully creamy tiramisu.
The service was sloooow. The coffee machine was not working, crispy rawas was too crusty, the ground pork burger not juicy enough. The apple Crumble was tasty but oversweet and stodgy
Comfort food at comforting prices. Though some of the food can be inconsistent, ditto for the service, great music and drinks here. In a few words, this open all day eatery is like a warm hug, reassuring , comforting and relaxing. Ofcourse we will come back for more.
■ New Link Plaza, Oshiwara Link Road, Next to Oshiwara Police Station, Andheri (W), Ph: 26328963
8am to Midnight
Food-3 | Service-3.50 | Décor-3.50 |Meal for 2“ 1000
The Lifetime Legend
Usha Khanna, the lovable 86 -year-young bubbled like vintage Champagne when she received a standing ovation for her “Lifetime Legend award” from Kunal Vijaykar’s show ” The Foodie” on Times Now. Almost five decades ago, she set up the long, narrow-corridored Samovar café ( in Jehangir Art Gallery) which has been a home for all. It nurtured our city’s history- young MF Hussain, Sabbavala, Shiva Naipaul and Amitabh Bachchan all ate here. Right now, it’s paratha festival is in full-swing ( yummy chicken, aloo parathas,gajjar halwa and strawberry parathas too) This is Mumbai’s only restaurant with a superb, dedicated coffee-table book, (full of Usha Khanna’s delicious anecdotes). And she is truly a pioneering legend, who shows the way to serve food with love.
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The Dessert Cart is conducting Sweet, For My Sweet, a Valentine’s Day theme hands on baking workshop at Santum store, Khar(W) on 9th Feb. Ph: 26495775/6
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Magic o Meal provides bulk veg North Indian tiffin services and in house corporates catering as well. Low -fat and low-oil, freshly cooked healthy and delicious home-made food. Ph: 9320022422/33
Dimple delivers pure and natural honey from her farm in Agumbe, Karnataka at your doorstep. Ph: 24463400/3500
Healthy and tasty, ready to eat soya nuts (masala and salted) Rs 13 for 100 gms. Minimum Rs 500 for home delivery. Ph: 26403798
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Ananya wants to know who can supply khakras, muthiyas and dhoklas in Bandra.